"Failure Keep Right, N.J.S.A 39:4-82"

A person is guilty of failure keep right N.J.S.A 39:4-82 if he or she does not drive a vehicle as closely as possible to the right edge or curb of the roadway, unless it is a one way street, it is impractical to travel on that side of the roadway, or the driver is overtaking or passing another vehicle.

Upon conviction of this offense the driver will be assessed two motor vehicle and two insurance points. Strategy

A good alternative plea is pleading guilty to obstructing traffic N.J.S.A 39:4-67.

If the prosecutor does not grant that request then unsafe driving N.J.S.A 39:4-97.2 should be considered, although it should be noted that unsafe driving carries an approximate fine of $400.

Additionally, four points are assessed on one's driving record for a third unsafe driving conviction within five years of a second unsafe driving conviction.

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